Crime: First Chapters Long List (20)

Crime: First Chapters: Long List (Top 20)

The prizes

Top 20 Crime: First Chapters
(titles listed in no particular order)

The Last Resort
Man of the Golden West
Queen of Cups
The Grey Zone
Shooting the Pacific
Six Fatal Flaws
Seven Deadly
The Book of Skulls
The Apple Pickers
Smuggler Island
The Hour of Our Death
City of Runes
E-Girl Unplugged
La Nina
Death of an Influencer
Drowning a Mermaid
The Activist
The Acrocorinth Incident

Congrats to those who made the Top 20. There were 126 entries in total (including Bursary and 50% Discounted categories). If you didn’t get through to the final 20 this time, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and why not enter our NEW Science Fiction / Fantasy (5000 word max.) with literary agent, and Director of the Soho Agency, Ben Clark, as judge. Top prize: £1,000. Deadline: 30th June, 2023.

The announcement of the shortlist of 10 will happen on the News Page same time next week. So, pop back to see which stories make the final 10.